Closed activities

  • Consultation on the future use of the Sulby Claddagh

    The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculure (DEFA) is seeking the views of the public, Local Authorities and other interest groups on the future use of Sulby Claddagh. It is imperative that we find a satisfactory future management option for the Claddagh. However, with its unique status, history and geographical location, the Sulby Claddagh has potential to be enhanced and promoted for the benefit of all. An opportunity exists to ensure the Claddagh maintains and improves... More
    Closed 26 May 2023
  • Consultation on proposals relating to Building Control approval for new buildings containing fossil fuel heating systems

    We are seeking views on proposals to refuse Building Control approval on applications for new buildings containing fossil fuel heating systems from 1 August 2023, as a way of effectively bringing forward the 1 January 2025 ban prohibiting installation of such systems. The proposal is following an action within the Climate Change Action Plan 2022 – 27, approved by Tynwald last year to “Bring forward the ban on fossil fuel heating systems in new builds to... More
    Closed 12 May 2023
  • Further reforms to the work permit system

    The Department is considering further reforms to the work permit system in line with a commitment in the Island Plan and in support of the ambitions of the Economic Strategy. The Department wishes to seek feedback on proposals to further reform work permits, in order to fully inform any final proposals brought forward. More
    Closed 28 April 2023
  • Audit Working Papers Regulations 2023

    It proposes legislation under the Companies Acts of 1982 and 2006 to require predecessor auditors to share audit working papers with successor auditors. More
    Closed 21 April 2023
  • Have you changed your home energy habits?

    We'd like to know if the Small Changes Make A Big Difference (an Island-wide campaign) has encouraged you to reduce your energy consumption at home and save money on your household bills. The campaign launched in October 2022, with the aim of helping residents through the cost of living crisis by providing tips and guidance on how to reduce their energy consumption at home and also signpost to government funding schemes and help from charitable organisations. More
    Closed 17 April 2023
  • Consultation on the use of medicines and alternative non-medical therapies in chronic pain

    Manx Care would like to understand whether people experiencing long term (chronic) pain are given access to the right services to meet their needs. Your response will help inform the development of new services to better meet the needs of people living with chronic pain.  Chronic pain may begin with an injury but the pain does not resolve as expected; often it is not clear how the chronic pain started. Common types of chronic pain include lower back pain, pain related to... More
    Closed 6 March 2023
  • Consultation on the Draft Isle of Man Fisheries Statement

    This consultation seeks views on the Draft Isle of Man Fisheries Statement, which sets out the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture’s principles, objectives, and priorities for the sustainable management of sea fisheries post-Brexit. Download the Draft Isle of Man Fisheries Statement . More
    Closed 24 February 2023
  • Secondary School Uniforms in Isle of Man Schools

    The Isle of Man Government has committed to consulting the public with a view to introducing guidance, where possible or required, to the Island’s secondary schools to inform their school uniform policies. Head teachers, together with their governing bodies, set the uniform policy and guidelines in each school. Any guidance resulting from this consultation would aim to address any potential parity issues around secondary school uniform, where possible and practicable to... More
    Closed 16 February 2023
  • Consultation on the Vapour Products Bill 2023

    Vaping devices, commonly referred to as vapes or e-cigarettes, heat up a vaping liquid or gel to create a vapour that you can inhale. Vaping liquids typically contains nicotine, but may be used to deliver flavoured products or drugs such as cannabis or Spice (a synthetic drug similar to cannabis). Evidence points to vaping being considerably safer than tobacco smoking for established smokers, and vaping is presently the number one method for adult smokers to quit, or... More
    Closed 29 January 2023
  • Consultation on the Sanctions Bill 2022

    This consultation seeks your views on the Sanctions Bill 2022 (the 'Bill'), which aims to improve the legislative framework for implementing United Nations and United Kingdom sanctions regimes. Background The Isle of Man Government policy in relation to international sanctions measures is to implement such measures in line with those in force in the United Kingdom from time to time. Also, the Isle of Man, through the United Kingdom’s membership of the United Nations,... More
    Closed 27 January 2023
  • Assisted Dying - Private Members' Bill

    *The content within this consultation is provided by the Member responsible, Dr Alex Allinson MHK, and is a parliamentary matter for Members of Tynwald* Modern medicine and science continues to advance effective treatments and cures for a whole range of illnesses. Palliative care has revolutionised the way we approach terminal illnesses and death. And yet there have been consistent calls and campaigns for individuals to be allowed greater autonomy and choice when they approach the... More
    Closed 26 January 2023
  • Policy Proposals - Public Sector Payments Bill

    The Public Sector Payments Bill is a proposed piece of legislation that will replace the Payment of Members Expenses Act 1989 ('the 1989 Act'). The main aim of the new legislation is to modernise the statutory arrangements that enable the remuneration of members of various offices and bodies. This consultation seeks views on ten key policy proposal areas. More
    Closed 6 January 2023
  • Refugee Policy Consultation

    In March 2022, the Isle of Man welcomed its first Ukrainian guests to the Island under the Isle of Man Homes for Ukraine Scheme. Since this date, over 100 Ukrainian guests have been given leave to come and live in the Isle of Man. Prior to the invasion of Ukraine, the Isle of Man Government had no established policy regarding refugees, and the issue was last discussed following the conflict in Syria. The Government position at that time was that hosting Syrian refugees would... More
    Closed 13 December 2022
  • Consultation on the Modernisation of Insolvency Law

    One of the strategic objectives of the Government in Our Island Plan is the aim of building a 'strong and diverse economy'. It is a fact that not all businesses succeed, and not all businesses carry on forever. Some businesses, whether large or very small, will become insolvent and it is important for the Island’s economic and social well-being, as well as its international standing, that we review our insolvency law to see if it needs improving to reflect the requirements of today’s... More
    Closed 5 December 2022
  • Fees Orders and Regulations 2023

    Further to the related news release (Feedback sought on fees legislation) on 18 October 2022 , the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (‘the Authority’) has today issued a Consultation Paper on the Fees Orders and Regulations for 2023 (CP22-05). More
    Closed 29 November 2022
  • The Carers Survey 2022

    Crossroads and the Department of Health and Social Care are pleased to work in partnership to understand together how we can help you on your caring journey. A carer is defined as someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member, friend, partner or neighbour whose health and well-being would suffer without their help. This could be due to illness, disability, frailty, a mental health issue or addiction or substance misuse problems. More
    Closed 25 November 2022
  • Planning & Building Control customer survey

    The Planning and Building Control team has a wide role to play in ensuring the efficient and responsible use of land, the environment and other physical resources and infrastructure on the island. We work within a legal and policy framework to deliver both statutory and discretionary functions which regulate built development. Our aim is to create attractive, sustainable and liveable 'places' by promoting the delivery of high quality development at appropriate locations. This... More
    Closed 16 November 2022
  • Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2023

    The purpose of this paper is to consult on proposed changes to the fees which are charged by the Isle of Man Ship Registry with effect from 1 April 2023. The proposals in this consultation will form the basis for new Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2023 that will revoke and replace the existing Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2022. More
    Closed 14 November 2022
  • OFT customer survey

    This survey focuses on the quality of customer service you have received from our staff. Questions do not ask specifically about decisions made through our processes with which you may disagree. We would however be happy to hear about your thoughts on those matters using the free text box at the end of the survey. If you have any questions about this survey please call us on +44 1624 686500 or email iomfairtrading@gov.im Our survey is anonymous. For more information on... More
    Closed 17 October 2022
  • National Insurance reform proposals

    The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views in relation to National Insurance reform proposals. More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Our Island, Our Future – Draft Economic Strategy Public Consultation

    In 2021, the Isle of Man Government commissioned KPMG as strategic partners to assist with the development of a five to ten year economic strategy for the Island. They set out to deliver a five-phase report to develop a fundamental review and understanding of the Isle of Man’s current economy, looking at the wider global opportunities and threats, developing strategic direction and finally providing a monitoring and delivery framework. This report has informed and guided the Isle of Man... More
    Closed 30 September 2022
  • Draft Area Plan for the North and West

    In accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1999, the Cabinet Office has published the Draft Area Plan for the North and West of the Island which include the Town Districts of Ramsey and Peel, the District of Michael; and the Parishes of Jurby, Andreas, Bride, Ballaugh, Lezayre, Garff (Maughold Ward only), German and Patrick. This Area Plan will implement the broad Island-wide planning policies set out in the Isle of Man Strategic... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • Whistleblowing legislation

    The Department seeks views on a number of short term changes to improve whistleblowing legislation, while also consulting on proposals for longer-term, more far reaching changes to the whistleblowing framework in the Isle of Man. More
    Closed 12 September 2022
  • Proactive Publication Code of Practice Consultation

    The Island Plan highlights the need to ‘put people at the heart of service delivery and policy-making.’ This can be achieved by enhancing transparency and openness, proactively publishing information that is suitable for release. To support this, a draft Code of Practice has been created which the Cabinet Office are now seeking views on this from Departments, Statutory Bodies, Local Authorities and the public. More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • 2022 MGP Visitor Survey

    The Department for Enterprise welcomes visitors to complete the 2022 MGP Visitor Survey. The survey is undertaken annually and aims to provide an assessment of the economic impact of the event in the Isle of Man. More
    Closed 4 September 2022
  • Consultation on Secondary Legislation and Codes of Practice under The Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Act 2021

    The Department of Home Affairs is undertaking public consultation on the proposed Regulations made under the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Act 2021 and associated Codes of Practice. These proposed Regulations, intended to come into operation by 1 November 2022, will meet a statutory commitment within section 12 of the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Act 2021. The consultation document sets out a brief overview of each Part of the Regulations, highlights any... More
    Closed 4 September 2022
  • Regulation of zero hours contracts

    This consultation seeks views on a number of measures intended to address issues faced by those who are on zero hours contracts or otherwise not in regular employment. More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Family leave rights

    The Department seeks views on the introduction of a number of family leave rights. Specifically, these are: Introduction of shared parental leave Introduction of parental bereavement leave Provision for 'keeping in touch' days for maternity and paternity leave Extension of rights to time off for ante natal care Introduction of time off for adoption appointments Time off for dependants More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Isle of Man TT Races – Schedule change starting from TT 2023

    Following extensive customer and stakeholder research conducted following the cancellation of TT 2020 and TT 2021, the Department for Enterprise (DfE) has proposed a new race schedule to unlock the event’s full potential, maximising the return on the public purse investment needed to deliver the event and ensure the event’s long term sustainability and viability. Please read the consultation paper, available under 'Related' below, in full before responding to the consultation. More
    Closed 19 August 2022
  • Proposed updates to Minimum Safe Manning & STCW Regulations

    Following feedback on the Isle of Man Ship Registry’s legislation at the IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) Audit in 2021, we have undertaken a review of our regulations which apply SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 14 (Ships’ Manning). The relevant regulations are the Merchant Shipping (Manning and STCW) Regulations 2014. Whilst updating these Regulations, we will also take the opportunity to apply some routine updates to apply the latest versions of STCW 1978 and the STCW... More
    Closed 10 August 2022
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